ROSS VASTA MP FEDERAL MEMBER FOR BONNER
Getting you home sooner and safer
It was great to join Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner to officially turn on the lights at Chelsea Road and Rickertt Road recently. This jointly funded road upgrade between the Federal Government and the Brisbane City Council will ease congestion and improve the liveability of Bayside residents. With over 25,000 vehicles using Rickertt Road daily, I was pleased to support the project with $6 million of Federal Government funding which includes a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the watercourse at Lota Creek, as well a 2.5-metre-wide shared pedestrian and cycle path, widening of the lanes and signalisation at the intersection of Chelsea Road and Rickertt Road.
This upgrade is a great example of the Federal Government and the Brisbane City Council working together to deliver first class projects that help locals get home sooner and safer.
A shared vision for a cleaner Brisbane River
The incredible team of volunteers from Ocean Crusaders have picked up over 120 tonnes of rubbish from Brisbane waterways over the past 3 years! An extremely worthy effort that I was pleased to support with a Federal Government Volunteer Grant that will enable the group to expand, and ensure their volunteers are better resourced into future. I really enjoy working alongside Ian and the Ocean Crusaders team who are a passionate and innovative foundation based here on the Bayside.
In early February, I was lucky enough to join the Ocean Crusaders to inspect ‘Geoff’, a fully solar powered automatic river cleaner that has the capacity to remove rubbish 24/7! I advocated for funding for the solar panels through the Federal Government’s Powering Communities Grant and now ‘Geoff’ can assist Ocean Crusaders 24/7. It’s wonderful to see this funding assist the team to achieve their vision for a cleaner Brisbane River.
Watch this space, they have some exciting projects coming up!
Saluting their service
Our service men and women are an integral part of our Bayside community. That is why I was proud to deliver funding to the Manly Lota RSL that will assist the RSL to continue to provide support for our local veterans. It’s a privilege to assist our veteran community and deliver funding that will improve their quality of life. They have given so much to our country and I am thankful for their service. If you’re a local veteran and you’d like to connect, drop into their weekly Veterans Cuppa on every Wednesday from 9:30am-11:30am at 184 Melville Terrace in Manly.
Ready to race
On you mark, get set, GO! The Wynnum Manly Little Athletics Club is charging into 2022 with the support of a Federal Government Volunteer Grant. I was very happy to advocate for the club to receive funding which has enabled them to purchase new safety equipment for its members. We want our kids to have the best start they can, on and off the track so it was great to see the Little A’s in action recently when I dropped in to congratulate the team on the grant. If you think you might have a little athlete at home, the team meet Saturday afternoons between 2-4pm at Moreton Bay College. Check out their Facebook page for more details!
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